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Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities

High Street | Honiton, Honiton EX14 1PG, England
+44 1404 44966
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Great Museum

Excellent, free entry and they have some good local historic pieces varying from lace making to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin B
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Shorne
via mobile
Excellent small museum, always something new to see. A real gem!

As a lace-maker I have visited the Museum several times and always find different things to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vicky P
,
Grantham, United Kingdom
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In the town famous for lace making, Allhallows Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Honiton Lace in the world. Displays in two galleries feature exquisite examples of 16th to early 20th century Honiton lace. There are displays covering a huge range of local history topics including the Honiton hippo, metal detecting, wartime memorabilia, highly collectable Honiton Pottery, and a Victorian dolls house. The museum is packed with information and activities for all ages and interests. There are activities to amuse the children - a choice of four ( free) children's quiz sheets are available, with a guaranteed prize on completion, plus, puzzles and an opportunity for everyone to try lace making. Honiton lace making demonstrations are held by volunteers on Mondays to Fridays throughout June, July and August.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street | Honiton, Honiton EX14 1PG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, free entry and they have some good local historic pieces varying from lace making to militaria and fossils. Well worth popping in.

Thank Colin B
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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Colin B, pleased to see you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a lace-maker I have visited the Museum several times and always find different things to see. The displays are changed annually and new items are always being acquired and there are also regular demonstrations of lace making. All Hallows is a centre of excellence...More

Thank Vicky P
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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Vicky P See you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Tucked away off of the main street although there are some signs and free to enter but donations welcome. The staff, all volunteers are very informative and enthusiastic and only too please to spend time explaining what they have amongst their treasures and when Honiton...More

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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Free to enter, donations appreciated. It's almost tucked away, easy to miss from the main street. Whilst it looks very small from the outside, appearances are deceptive, it's a bit of a Tardis inside. Lots of Honition Lacemaking items, all exquisite, quite breathtaking. There's also...More

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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you - glad you enjoyed seeing our lace collection

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Interesting Museum, located just off the main street in Honiton. I asked the very pleasant museum attendant what the main attraction was in the museum and she said it was "The Honiton Hippo" - go to the museum and find out what it is!

Thank Glyn S
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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This small museum is packed with treasures and staffed by helpful volunteers. Not only does it have a treasure trove of Honiton lace, but also numerous other artifacts from the local area. There is no charge to visit this attraction, although a donation is encouraged....More

Thank Dianne J
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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you Dianne J. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Called in primarily to see the Honiton Lace collection but spent a lot of time in reading and looking at the other displays. World War two, archeological and local history. Free entry and well worth a vist.

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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Museum is located in the center of the town of Honiton, Devon in the church. It seems to be small at first sight but it is not really so. The rich collection of famous Honiton lace is made by professionals and they change the...More

Thank Nataliya G
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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I made a visit whilst in the area researching my family tree, after buying a print of old Honiton which now adorns my wall with an inscription. What a fantastic little museum that has more to view than you realise, a great deal of history...More

Thank Brian B
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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

For a tiny museum, it certainly packs a lot of exhibits in. What hits you first is the building itself, with its beautiful stain glass windows and decorated ceiling. Please take a moment to admire its splendour as the oldest building in town. The staff...More

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ALLHALLOWS M, Curator at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you!

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Rosalie S
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Response from ALLHALLOWS M | Property representative |
2017 Opening Times: 20th March to 31st October. Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.30 Saturday: 09.30: - 13.00 Sunday: Closed: During the month of October, the Museum is open from 09.30 to 15.30 on Monday to Friday and... More
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